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This Week at Pepperdine: November 25-December 1

Aaron Brown Aaron Brown
 
 

Nov. 25, 2013

MALIBU, Calif. - It's a quiet week in Malibu due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but several of the Waves' teams will be in action elsewhere. The women's basketball team visits Oregon tonight. Later, the men's basketball team heads to the Great Alaska Shootout and the baseball team goes to Taiwan for the Formosa Cup.

Austin Mills of the men's basketball team opens the show, and interviews take place with Nikolas Skouen (men's basketball), head coach Steve Rodriguez (baseball) and Aaron Brown (baseball).

Here's a look at the week's events:

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Thursday-Saturday: at Great Alaska Shootout (Anchorage, Alaska)
Thursday: vs. Green Bay, 6:30 p.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. AT
Television: Pepperdine's game against Green Bay will be shown live on the CBS Sports Network. If Pepperdine wins on Thursday, then both Friday and Saturday's games will also appear on the CBS Sports Network.
Multimedia: Fans can listen to all three of Pepperdine's games for free via WaveCasts with Al Epstein handling the broadcasts. Links to live stats will also be available at pepperdinesports.com.

The men's basketball team's 4-1 start is the squad's best since 2004-05, but the Waves will be tested this week at the Great Alaska Shootout. Pepperdine finished in third place at the inaugural tournament back in 1978, and that included a win over a 10th-ranked Indiana team. This week, Pepperdine opens against Horizon League favorite Green Bay, and then will play either Ivy League favorite Harvard or Denver, which was picked to finish second in the Summit League. Stacy Davis leads the WCC in scoring (19.6) while Brendan Lane leads the conference in rebounding (10.4) and blocks (3.8).

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Monday: at Oregon (Eugene, Ore.), 7 p.m.
Saturday: at Long Beach State (Long Beach, Calif.), 2 p.m.
Multimedia: Oregon will show tonight's game live at www.goducks.com, while live audio of Saturday's game at Long Beach State will be available on WaveCasts.

The women's basketball team looks to bounce back after a pair of tough losses last week by taking on Oregon in Eugene and then closing out the week at Long Beach State. Bria Richardson continues her career year, leading Pepperdine with 17.8 points, 4.1 assists and 2.4 steals per game. The junior guard has already set career highs in all three categories so far this season. The Waves are closing out a month of November in which they will have played six of their seven games on the road. They will come home to play three of four contests in Malibu to start December.

BASEBALL

Thursday-Saturday: at Formosa Cup (Tainan City, Taiwan)
Thursday: vs. Taiwan Culture University, 2:30 a.m. PT
Thursday: vs. Jobu University of Japan, 8:30 p.m. PT
Friday: vs. Dongguk University of South Korea, 8:30 p.m. PT
Multimedia: Follow @PeppBaseball on Twitter for live updates of all the action at the Formosa Cup and also check back in with pepperdinesports.com for continuing coverage of all of Pepperdine Baseball's trip

The Waves will spend Thanksgiving weekend in Tainan City, Taiwan, competing in the Formosa Cup International University Baseball Challenge as representatives of USA Baseball. Pepperdine will play three games against universities from Japan (Jobu), South Korea (Dongguk) and Taiwan (Taiwan Culture) as part of the international exhibition. The games will be played at Tainan Municipal Stadium, an 11,000-seat professional venue in the heart of Tainan.

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